The new issue of Science & Diplomacy, AAAS’s quarterly publication, offers a framework for nations seeking to pursue science diplomacy and articles exploring a range of promising initiatives undertaken in Africa, the Middle East, and even in orbit above Earth.
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- AAAS and 126 partner organizations representing U.S. science, engineering, higher education and businesses today urged the White House and congressional leaders to strike a balanced compromise on the looming “fiscal cliff” that avoids harming critical research efforts.
- AAAS, the world’s largest scientific society, is urging members and others who are concerned about American innovation to quickly share video and text messages detailing how automatic budget cuts could harm their research beginning 2 January unless U.S. lawmakers find a compromise.